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Sundays at 5pmRebroadcast Mondays at 8pm Host: Susan B. Wilson Producer & Co-Host: Sylvia Maria Gross Assistant Producer: Alex Smith Contact: kccurrents@kcur.org or 816.235.6696Follow our Tweets: www.twitter.com/kccurrents For a weekly reminder of what's coming up on KC Currents, send an email to kccurrents@kcur.orgThe Latest From KC CurrentsPlanting New Grocery Stores In Rural Food Deserts Rural America is losing its grocery stores. Fewer people are living in the countryside, and mom-and-pop markets can't compete with big chains. But as KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports, some small towns are finding creative ways to buck the trend. K-State Program Supports Rural Groceries With grocery stores in rural Kansas closing at record speed, having access to healthy food is a growing issue. Sylvia Maria Gross interviews K-State Professor David Proctor about what options are available for small town groceries.

Interview with Martha Ojeda

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – Some people think illegal immigration is inevitable, as long as living and working conditions in Mexico and other developing countries remain far behind the United States. Martha Ojeda grew up in Nuevo Laredo. As a teenager she worked in the maquiladoras, Mexican factories that import parts, assemble them and export final products duty-free. Ojeda began organizing her co-workers, and they eventually pooled their money to help her attend law school. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is director of the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras . The Cross-Border Network invited Ojeda to town she'll be speaking in Lawrence on Thursday and Kansas City this Friday. Ojeda told Sylvia Maria Gross about the conditions she worked in as a teenager.

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